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Marijuana legalization may not meet government's July 1 goal - CTV News

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:22

CTV News

Marijuana legalization may not meet government's July 1 goal
CTV News
Conservative senators, in particular, are not keen on legalization but their Senate leader, Larry Smith, said Tuesday they won't be obstructionist. "I promise you, however, that we will give a voice to those in the Canadian public who have significant ...
Legalized marijuana on track for July but retail sales may take longer: LiberalsNational Post

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US officials question whether cannabis legalization will lead to border slowdowns - CBC.ca

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:56

CBC.ca

US officials question whether cannabis legalization will lead to border slowdowns
CBC.ca
American officials have been quietly raising questions about whether Canada's marijuana legalization might slow traffic at the border, and are being told by their northern neighbours there's no reason that should happen. The issue has come up in phone ...

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Marijuana can only go on sale in Canada months after law passed: minister - Reuters

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 14:52

Reuters

Marijuana can only go on sale in Canada months after law passed: minister
Reuters
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Recreational marijuana in Canada will only go on sale a few months after it is legalized later this year because the new retail system needs time to start working properly, Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor said on Tuesday ...

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Girl Scouts to decide whether cookie seller near marijuana dispensary broke any rules - CNBC

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:53

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Girl Scouts to decide whether cookie seller near marijuana dispensary broke any rules
CNBC
He said he likes to support local fundraising efforts. "Cannabis is now legal in California and a direct result of that is the munchies a lot of times," he joked. The photo drew praise and criticism. Some objected to a child photographed outside a ...
Girl Scout sells cookies outside marijuana dispensaryWOWK
9-year-old Girl Scout sells cookies outside marijuana dispensaryWGN-TV
9-year-old Girl Scout sells cookies outside California marijuana dispensaryWFLA
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Marijuana legalization faces delay past July 1 - The Globe and Mail - The Globe and Mail

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:08

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Marijuana legalization faces delay past July 1 - The Globe and Mail
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Officially, the government is still aiming to legalize cannabis by July 1, but to achieve that target, the bill would need to be passed by May 1 at the latest.

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A day aboard a 'cannabus': San Diego enjoys effects of marijuana tourism - CBC.ca

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 09:22

CBC.ca

A day aboard a 'cannabus': San Diego enjoys effects of marijuana tourism
CBC.ca
In January, he rescinded an Obama-era policy to enforce federal marijuana laws lightly in states that had legalized it. The move could unleash federal prosecutors to target businesses for cannabis possession and distribution, even in states in which it ...

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Ministers to defend marijuana legalization amid concerns over impaired driving - The Globe and Mail

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 19:57

The Globe and Mail

Ministers to defend marijuana legalization amid concerns over impaired driving
The Globe and Mail
Three federal ministers are set to defend their government's plans to legalize cannabis in the Senate amid widespread concerns over Ottawa's ability to crack down on drug-impaired driving once the recreational market opens up later this year. The ...

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Aurora Cannabis calling Edmonton home with its world HQ - Globalnews.ca

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 18:14

Globalnews.ca

Aurora Cannabis calling Edmonton home with its world HQ
Globalnews.ca
WATCH ABOVE: The medical marijuana firm Aurora Cannabis is building a major facility at the Edmonton International Airport and is making Alberta's capital its international headquarters. Tom Vernon reports. X. - A A +. Listen. At 800,000-square-feet ...

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Cannabis credit: Alberta marijuana facility gets government boost - Edmonton Journal

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 17:37

Cannabis credit: Alberta marijuana facility gets government boost
Edmonton Journal
Aurora Cannabis admits getting a government tax credit just a few years ago would have been “astonishing.” But with the marijuana industry booming as Canada prepares for legalization July 1, “it make sense,” said Cam Battley, Aurora's chief corporate ...
3 Marijuana Stock Buyout CandidatesMotley Fool

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Democrats call for hearing on Jeff Sessions' anti-marijuana policy - VICE News

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:48

VICE News

Democrats call for hearing on Jeff Sessions' anti-marijuana policy
VICE News
Eleven members of the House Judiciary Committee are demanding a hearing into the decision by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to roll back an Obama-era policy on marijuana enforcement, according to a letter obtained Monday by VICE News. The letter ...
Will Jeff Sessions make states' marijuana laws go up in smoke?Arizona State University

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BC to allow marijuana use in public, but it won't be sold in liquor stores - National Post

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 16:09

National Post

BC to allow marijuana use in public, but it won't be sold in liquor stores
National Post
VICTORIA — Pot and liquor sales won't mix in British Columbia, but adults will be allowed to toke in some public spaces once marijuana is legalized later this year. The province announced new details of its regulatory regime on Monday, including that ...
BC to allow private cannabis retailers, as long as local communities approveFinancial Post
BC unveils pot plans: marijuana to be sold in standalone government stores, separate from liquorCBC.ca
Aurora Cannabis bets big on recreational marijuana retailing with deal to acquire stake in Liquor Stores NAThe Globe and Mail
Vancouver Sun -Globalnews.ca
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A powerful Republican Senator hints that Congress may discuss nationwide marijuana legalization this year - Business Insider

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:10

Business Insider

A powerful Republican Senator hints that Congress may discuss nationwide marijuana legalization this year
Business Insider
Thom Tillis, a powerful Republican from North Carolina, suggested in a letter shared with Business Insider that the Senate Judiciary Committee is "likely" to discuss marijuana legalization this year. The letter was addressed to Rod Kight, a North ...

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Canadian cannabis stocks are latest fad for Swedish investors - Toronto Star

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:03

Toronto Star

Canadian cannabis stocks are latest fad for Swedish investors
Toronto Star
Two Canadian cannabis companies, Aurora Cannabis Inc. and Canopy Growth Corp., were among the top 10 most traded shares on Nordnet in January, he said. That list usually consists of companies such as Investor AB, Hennes & Mauritz AB, Nordea Bank AB and ...

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German police association boss calls for decriminalisation of cannabis and new focus on helping addicts - Telegraph.co.uk

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:28

Telegraph.co.uk

German police association boss calls for decriminalisation of cannabis and new focus on helping addicts
Telegraph.co.uk
The head of an organisation that represents German police officers has called for consumption of cannabis to be “completely decriminalised” across the country. André Schulz, head of the Association of German Criminal Officers (BDK), which has around 15 ...
Police chiefs in Germany call for cannabis to be decriminalisedNEWS.com.au
German Police Group Calls for Decriminalizing CannabisLeafly
Time to decriminalize cannabis – German police groupRT
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Senate to have special hearing on marijuana legalization - CTV News

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:49

CTV News

Senate to have special hearing on marijuana legalization
CTV News
OTTAWA – The Senate is holding a special televised hearing to question the government's lead team on the marijuana bill as the countdown to legalization hits the five-month mark. On Tuesday, the Senate will meet in a committee of the whole, to question ...
Medical marijuana, cold beer and all the major bills that won't become Indiana law this yearIndianapolis Star

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German police group calls for decriminalizing cannabis - National Post

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 01:15

German police group calls for decriminalizing cannabis
National Post
BERLIN — The head of an organization representing German police is calling for the consumption of cannabis to be decriminalized. Germany has allowed some patients to get marijuana as a prescription medication since last March, but officials have ...

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Medical cannabis dispensaries are opening in Texas, but the newly legal oils still aren't easy to procure - Texas Tribune

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 23:01

Texas Tribune

Medical cannabis dispensaries are opening in Texas, but the newly legal oils still aren't easy to procure
Texas Tribune
Only products with low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol — the psychoactive element in marijuana known as THC — and high levels of cannabidiol — a non-euphoric component known as CBD that is used to treat epilepsy and other chronic medical conditions ...
Texas' First Cannabis Oil Dispensary Opens This WeekDallas Observer

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Universities, colleges offer more training for marijuana industry - CBC.ca

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:34

CBC.ca

Universities, colleges offer more training for marijuana industry
CBC.ca
From growing the perfect crop to marketing within restrictive rules, Canadian colleges and universities are cultivating courses for those wanting to work in the booming marijuana industry. Kwantlen Polytechnic University started offering online courses ...

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Vancouver whisky raids a cautionary tale for pop-up marijuana dealers - The Globe and Mail

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 17:01

The Globe and Mail

Vancouver whisky raids a cautionary tale for pop-up marijuana dealers
The Globe and Mail
Somewhere in warehouses where Vancouver contraband goes to die are the raw ingredients for quite the party. In late January, liquor inspectors raided three British Columbia bars and one private members' club for selling whisky bought illegally from ...

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Crazy quilt of marijuana laws emerging across the country will make it hard to figure out who's breaking the law - Ottawa Citizen

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 15:27

Ottawa Citizen

Crazy quilt of marijuana laws emerging across the country will make it hard to figure out who's breaking the law
Ottawa Citizen
You won't be able to order marijuana in bars or restaurants in either province. But Quebec's proposed legislation would allow people to smoke pot in most places where cigarettes are allowed, with a few extra restrictions, such as a prohibition on ...

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